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Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Managing Director, IMF

Biographical Information

November 1, 2007

Dominique Strauss-Kahn assumed office as the tenth Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund on November 1, 2007. Upon being selected by the IMF’s Board of Executive Directors, Mr. Strauss-Kahn indicated that he will press ahead with reform of the 186-member country institution that helps oversee the global economy.

Prior to taking up his position at the IMF, Mr. Strauss-Kahn was a member of the French National Assembly and Professor of Economics at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. From 2001 to 2007, he was reelected three times to the National Assembly, and in 2006, he ran for the Socialist Party’s nomination for the French presidential election. In 2000 and 2001, he taught economics at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and was named visiting professor at Stanford University. He was also a personal advisor to the Secretary General of the OECD.

Earlier, Mr. Strauss-Kahn served as Minister of Economy, Finance and Industry of France from June 1997 to November 1999. In this capacity, he managed the launch of the Euro. He also represented France on the Board of Governors of a number of international financial institutions, including the IMF.

Between 1993 and 1997, he was in the private sector as a corporate lawyer. From 1991 to 1993, Mr. Strauss-Kahn served as Minister of Industry and International Trade, during which time he participated in the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations.

Mr. Strauss-Kahn began his career as assistant professor, then professor of economics at the University of Paris where he was tenured in 1978. He was then appointed Deputy Commissioner of the Economic Planning Agency (1981-1986). He was elected Deputy (Member of Parliament) to the National Assembly (1986), where he chaired the Finance Commission from 1988 to 1991.

Mr. Strauss-Kahn holds a PhD in economics from the University of Paris. He also graduated in law, in business administration, in political studies, and in statistics. As an academic, his research fields include household saving behavior, public finance, and social policy.

A French national, Mr. Strauss-Kahn was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, on April 25, 1949 and spent his early years in Morocco.

Senior Officials of the International Monetary Fund

Last Updated: January 20, 2011

Managing Director

Dominique Strauss-Kahn

First Deputy Managing Director

John Lipsky

Deputy Managing Director

Naoyuki Shinohara

Special Advisor to the Managing Director

Murilo Portugal

Special Advisor to the Managing Director

Min Zhu

Economic Counsellor

Olivier Blanchard

Financial Counsellor

José Viñals

African Department Director

Antoinette Monsio Sayeh

Asia and Pacific Department Director

Anoop Singh

European Department Director

Antonio Borges

External Relations Department Director

Caroline Atkinson

Finance Department Director

Andrew Tweedie

Fiscal Affairs Department Director

Carlo Cottarelli

Human Resources Department Director

Shirley Siegel

IMF Institute Director

Leslie Lipschitz

Legal Department General Counsel and Director

Sean Hagan

Middle East and Central Asia Department Director

Masood Ahmed

Monetary and Capital Markets
Department Director

José Viñals

Research Department Director

Olivier Blanchard

Secretary’s DepartmentSecretary

Siddharth Tiwari

Statistics Department Director

Adelheid Burgi-Schmelz

Strategy, Policy, and Review Department Director

Reza Moghadam

Technology and General Services Department Director

Frank Harnischfeger

Technology and General Services Department Chief Information Officer

Jonathan Palmer

Western Hemisphere Department Director

Nicolas Eyzaguirre

Office of Budget and Planning Director

Daniel Citrin

Office of Internal Audit and Inspection Director

G. Russell Kincaid

Office of Technical Assistance Management Director

José Roberto Rosales

Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific Director

Shogo Ishii

Offices in Europe Director

Emmanuel van der Mensbrugghe

Special Representative to the UN

Elliott Harris

Independent Evaluation Office Director

Moises J. Schwartz


Senior Management – World Bank


The World Bank Group’s management and senior staff are listed below. For more information on the Bank’s structure, see Bank (IBRD/IDA), IFC, and MIGAOrganization Charts..

All persons are World Bank staff unless otherwise noted.

PresidentRobert B. Zoellick
Managing DirectorSri Mulyani Indrawati
Managing DirectorMahmoud Mohieldin
Managing DirectorNgozi Okonjo-Iweala
World Bank Group Chief Financial OfficerVincenzo La Via
Executive Vice President and CEO, International Finance CorporationLars Thunell
Executive Vice President for MIGAIzumi Kobayashi (pdf)
Senior Vice President & Chief EconomistJustin Lin
Senior Vice President & World Bank Group General CounselAnne-Marie Leroy
Vice President, External AffairsCaroline Anstey
Vice President & Network Head, Human DevelopmentTamar Manuelyan Atinc
Vice President and Network Head, Operations Policy and Country Services Joachim von Amsberg
Vice President, Human Resources, Communications, and Administration, International Finance CorporationDorothy H. Berry
Vice President for Institutional IntegrityLeonard McCarthy
Vice President, Corporate Finance and Risk ManagementVan Pulley
Vice President , Controller (CTR)Charles McDonough
Vice President, Human ResourcesHasan Tuluy
Vice President, Latin America and the Caribbean